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Brother TheodoreFate Conspires With Destiny To Do Me Dirt – 1959 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Completely bizarre work from Brother Theodore – a strange postwar cultural figure who'd arrived in the US from a rescue of the holocaust hellhole of Dachau, then reinvented himself as an offbeat actor and monologist! Theodore's got a very strange voice, one that's partly inflected by his accent, but which mostly comes from the pointed way he presents his word – often with rolling consonants, and this sense of acting, even when speaking – which is what he mostly does on the record, save for some added musical effects and very slight production twists. Theodore briefly worked with Orson Welles, and there's almost a Welles-like sense of creativity and pomposity on these recordings – which were just part of the Brother's calling card, as he spent years doing his act in New York clubs, and also spent some time on the west coast too – a surprisingly strong underground figure. This release brings together the 1959 Coral Records album Theodore In Stereo, plus two tracks recorded for the PIP label in 1972, and one unreleased track – with titles that include "The Willow Landscape", "Quadrupedism", "The Curse Of The Toad", "Lisolatta Bindfel", and "I'm Just Plain Folks". CD

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✨✧ John Coates JrJazz Piano Of John Coates Jr ... LP
Omni Sound, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Really lovely work from pianist John Coates – not the biggest name in American jazz in the 70s, but an artist who really reached a wide audience with this excellent live trio session! Coates was a player who mostly worked in eastern Pennsylvania, but was close enough to some of the bigger scenes to draw a lot of praise from critics and other musicians – all very well-earned, too – given his amazing style on this set. Coates is clearly a disciple of the Bill Evans school, but often has more of a punch and flow than Evans too – this way of opening up with a flurry of notes on the keyboard, then sliding into a groove with bassist DeWitt Kay and drummer Glen Davis. Most tunes are originals – filled with color and life – and titles include "Love Is Enough", "A Minor Waltz", "Tune No 4", and "Deep Strings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Bill GoodwinSolar Energy ... LP
Omni Sound, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Marijohn WilkinBallads Of Blue & Gray (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Omni (Australia), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A very unusual record from a time when America was starting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Civil War – a moment that yielded a surprisingly large number of war-themed recordings, although done with a vibe that was pure 60s overall! Marijohn Wilkin is a folk singer by trade, but one who also sang a fair bit of country too – and here, she brings together both of those elements in a session directed by guitarist Hank Garland, with backup vocals from Nashville stalwarts the Jordanaires! The tunes are mostly older numbers, but given a tight punch that's almost early pop folk – with Marijohn's voice upfront in the mix, recorded with a nice degree of echo that would work well with pop records too. Titles include "Johnny Is My Darling", "The Southern Soldier Boy", "Oh Freedom", "Aura Lee", "Two Brothers", and "Weeping Sad & Lonely". Even better, though, are the bonus tracks here – which are numbers that are more country overall, and have great production that really knows what to do with Wilkin as a singer – titles that include "Wayfaring Blues", "Cold Cold Heart", "What Can I Do To Please You", "Babara Allen", "Sparks", "Higher Than High", "Whip Poor Whill", "If You're Sure", and "Carmel By The Sea". CD

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VariousCold War Countdown – Country Music Goes To War 1952 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of offbeat country music songs from the postwar years – tunes that begin during the Korean War, end during Vietnam, and embrace a lot of Cold War anxiety in between! As with other titles from this great label – like the Hillbillies In Hell series – there's a great theme at the core, with so many different varieties of songs that we're amazed at how much the compilers were able to dig up! You'll probably recognize a few of these, but most of the tunes are from a pretty deep dig – and even longtime country freaks like ourselves are hearing most of these for the first time. Titles include "Freedom Monkey" by Doc Williams, "Bearded Bandit Of Cuba" by Art & Glenda Davis, "Fallout" by Red Castle, "Ballad Of Two Brothers" by Autry Inman, "Little Boy Soldier" by Wanda Jackson, "Crazy Vietnam War" by Stringbean, "Congratulations" by Arlene Harden, "The Patriot" by Marie Roberson, "The Craziest War Of The Universe" by Jefferson County Bluegrass Boys, and "I'm No Communist" by Grandpa Jones. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – The Rapture – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Great work from a series that never gets old – and which, if anything, seems to keep digging deeper and deeper with each new volume! If you know that, as the Louvin Brothers tell us, Satan Is Real – then you'll find plenty to spook your soul here – and we don't just mean the creepy cover! As with previous volumes, the tracks are a superbly-selected batch of songs from the farther reaches of country music – dealing with themes of temptation and salvation, awash with all the evils of mankind that weren't washed away in the pulpit! Titles include "Satan's Wife" by Jesse Floyd, "Turn Your Radio On" by The Statemen Quartet, "It's Nothing To Me" by Loy Clingman, "The Devil" by Ronnie Wolfe, "Satan's Suitcase" by Robert Zehm, "Devil Get Away From Me": by Roy & Georgia & The So & Sos, "Nightmare" by Jack Turner, Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave" by Cowbowy Howard Vokes, "On The Cross" by Margie Singleton, "Ghost Town" by Billy Massey, "Singing Shouting Praying" by Bill & Opal Carter with The Country Gents, "Fourth Man" by Reverend Tully McCoy, and "Please Devil" by Bobby Griggs. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Tribulations – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Tortured souls and troubled hearts – served up here in a dark set of narratives from the classic years of country music! As with previous volumes in this excellent series, the package goes way beyond the big hits, to turn up lots of great songs from the shadowy corners of country – songs about bad deeds and poor choices – handled by a variety of different singers who really keep things interesting! There's way more love of the music here than the sense of kitsch you might expect from the cover – and although you might first find the songs appealing from a gimmicky perspective, we can bet that you'll be getting the message before long. Titles include "Dead Man's Cave" by Bobby Griggs, "Marbone Swamp" by Bill Browning & The Dark Hollow Boys, "Endless Sleep" by Hank Williams Jr, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by Bobby Grove, "Dark Day In Dallas" by Tex Ritter, "Bury Me Face Down" by Cowboy Copas, "No Hiding Place" by Sunshine Boys Quartet, "Satan's Jeweled Crown" by The Louvin Brothers, and "East Dallas Dagger" by Durwood Daily. (Note: most of the contents are the same as the LP 777 in the series – but the CD has 32 titles in all!) CD

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Resurrection ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther – partly because the music extends into the 70s, but also because the stylistic blend is even more amazing – as bigger-name singers mix with obscure artists, and major productions mingle with rare tracks from the indie world. The album's overflowing with great work – along with the great notes of other volumes too – and titles include "The World Is A Monster" by Doug Tubb, "Six Pallbearers" by Bob Gallion, "Devil Train" by Johnny Doe, "God Please Protect America" by Seymore Weed, "Hellbound Train" by The Lumberjack with The Northwood Singers, "Room 333" by Ben Wasson & The Hardtimes, "Mammoth Cave Secret" by Charlie Stewart, "Daddy's Sick Again" by Arkey Blue, "Wrestlin With Satan" by Zero Jones, "Satan Must Get Along Without Me" by The Knight Brothers, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by GM Farley & The Foggy River Boys, and "Hillbilly Hades" by Texas Bill Strength. CD

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol 3 – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Final Chapter ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavenly voices, turning towards hell – in a host of rare country music tracks that deal with the devil and the world down under! The set's the third volume in this wonderful series, and may well be the deepest-digging so far – and stands as a demonstration that, if you're going to have the spirit of redemption in your music, you've also got to make room for damnation as well! Some of the artists here might be familiar, but there's also a fair bit of very rare tracks too (and you can trust us on that – as we're hillbilly hounds ourselves!) As before, there's some great track by track notes that illuminate the music – alongside titles that include "Satan's Child" by Anita Carter, "Six Rounds Of Love & Hate" by Autry Inman, "Devil's Slate" by Johnny Tyler, "Ten O'Clock Train" by Harold Lee, "I'm Going Down For The Third Time" by Eddie Snell & His Midwestern Aces, "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by Ralph Hart, "Suicide Blues" by Stringbean, "Bang Bang You're Dead" by Steve Bledsoe, "Graveyard Dance" by Ray Sanders, and "The Neon & The Rain" by Freddie Hart. CD

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament – 1952 to 1974 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a cool little set – one that begins with obscure country songs about drug use, then moves onto a whole host of songs with themes of suicide, insanity, damnation, and redemption! The music is every bit as great as you'd guess from the title and cover – and the folks at Omni, who already do an amazing job with obscure country reissues, really knock it out of the park with this one – by pulling together two decades' worth of unusual tracks from the indie underground – all supported by great notes as well. The package is a heady journey through the underbelly of country – sounds you'd never hear on the charts – and titles include "Suicide" by Louie Innis, "Satan's Chauffeur" by Jimmy Minor, "Marijuana The Devil Flower" by Johnny Price, "LSD" by Wendell Austin, "The Needle" by Harry Snyder, "California Hippie Murders" by Red River Dave, "Demon Of Jealousy" by Jesse Bruce, "The Devil Was Laughing At Me" by Jimmy Newman, "Psycho" by Eddie Noack, "Hell Train" by Billy Strange, "Race With The Devil" by Johnny David, and "Fourteen Stories Down" by Don Bailey. This deluxe reissue includes 2 bonus tracks – "Hades Highway" by Len Barrow and "Hellbound Train" by Billy Flood. CD
(Deluxe edition with 2 bonus tracks plus 24 page booklet!)

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol 9 – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Seems like those hillbillies are always heading to hell – and that always means great music for us! The set's a perfect summation of the way that country music walks the line between saints and sinners, prayer and pleasure – and the songs here are all themes of damnation – sometimes little narratives that tell the story of a choice that can't be taken back, sometimes thoughts of regret for paths taken, and sometimes just pleas for others to find their way back to the fold! The set list is every bit as great as the previous volumes, and filled with some real heavy-hitters that are just killer country, no matter what the theme – with tunes that include "The First Mrs Jones" by Porter Wagoner, "Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave" by Tex Williams, "The Memories Are Restless Tonight" by Eddie Noack, "World Planets" by Art Pettibone, "Saturday Satan Sunday Saint" by Ernest Tubb, "Down From Dover" by Dolly Parton, "Dark Moon" by Bonnie Guitar, "Goodbye World Goodbye" by Sunshine Boys Quartet, "Satan Lied To Me" by The Louvin Brothers, and "Please Don't Go Topless Mother" by Troy Hess – which might be worth the price of the collection alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ VariousBeginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great little collection – one that looks at the deeper, darker strands in country music during the 60s – that moody space that lie behind the Rubber Room of Porter Wagoner, and which may not have gotten much chart play at the time, but which makes for one of the most fascinating strands of the music! The collection follows a bit in the spirit of the Hillbillies In Hell collections – but there's maybe less humor here overall, as the depth of sorrow and bleakness of outlook really gives this one a very moody vibe – perfect for those who are always sick of the overplayed cliches of mainstream country, and always know there's something hipper to the music if you just know where to look. Titles include "Wine The River & You" by Clay Hart, "Jimmy Jacob" by Johnny Darrell, "Puzzles" by Ed Bruce, "The Enemy" by Jim Ed Brown, "Whistle Of The Gravy Train" by Bobby Grove, "National Everybody Hate Me Week" by David Price, "Water Under The Bridge" by Lonnie Holt, "Talking To The Grass" by Curley Putman, "Meeting Of The Bored" by Johnny Dollar, "Hello I'm A Jukebox" by George Kent, "It's A Rough Old Road To Travel" by Johnny Darrell, "A Man Is A Slave" by Jerry Irby & The Texas Ranchers, and "Ghosts Of My Lonely Past" by Johnny Skiles. CD
 
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VariousSonda 2 – Muzyka Z Programu Telewizyjnego – Library Music From Sonoton Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally great sound library material from the Polish radio scene of the late 70s and early 80s – music that never made it to our side of the Iron Curtain at the time, but which totally shows the same growing love for keyboards and electronics you'd find at the KPM or DeWolfe studios too! The cuts here are wonderful – really cool killers that still hang onto a bit of the sound library funk of the previous generation, and some of the older European soundtrack modes too – but which deliver the goods with snakey keyboard lines and loads of cool moogy bits that still retain some analogue elements, mixed with a growing love of digital styles too. The package comes with a sweet book of notes in English – and titles include "Struny" by Adrezj Korzynski, "Drzewo Z Toledo" by Omni, "Blue Water 1" by Jim Harbourg, "Na Czarno" by SBB, "Breezy Shore" by Mladen Franko, "Szczeliwy Pazdziernik" by Arp Life, "Mysterious Forest" by Ted Atking & Alain Feanch, "Tzeci Test" by Wladyzslaw Komendarek, "Surfing Romance" by Klaus Weiss, and "Robotory 1" by John Fiddy & Band. CD
 
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Mark MothersbaughMuzik for Insomniaks Vol 2 ... CD
Enigma, 1988. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Outer CirclesOmnia ... CD
Outer Circles, 2017. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ OmniscenceRaw Factor ... CD
Gentleman's Relief, 1995/1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Matt BerryMusic For Insomniacs ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first full length album from Matt Berry, and maybe one of the most unusual – given that the set features two very long tracks that each really live up to the title – a spacious mix of keyboards, electronics, and wordless voices – all served up with a very dreamy sound! The scope of the creation here is great – as Berry plays a host of vintage keyboards himself, all layered together beautifully, and in a way that has a lot more dynamic energy than you might expect. This isn't ambient music – and more like two long soundscapes for the restless sleeper – each running over 20 minutes in length! CD

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✨✧ OmnibusOmnibus (2LPs with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
United Artists/Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album that never fully got its due – the debut effort by a band from New Jersey, but one who've got a vibe that's much more like the headiest acts on the Sunset Strip scene from a few years before! The lead vocals almost have the mysticism of Jim Morrisson at his best – and instrumentation is the usual small combo approach, but often fused with the vocals in a way that provides surprising intensity – that weird "magick" that you might find on some of the Love records from the time too! Everything is superbly executed, and we've never been quite sure why this one never broke bigger – maybe just because the group were from New Jersey, instead of the Cali scene. Titles include "Den Of Sin", "The Man Song", "Shake It Off", "Above Me", "Big Daddy Slave", and "Tired Of Screaming". Fantastic pressing – also includes a full bonus album of unreleased material from the same time – as well as a bonus 7" single of "The Farm" – which should have been the group's hit, but was pulled from release. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch and booklet!)

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Bluke (Luke Vibert & BlueRum13)Sense The Urgency ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An unusual set of work from the ever-changing Luke Vibert – a collaboration with MC BlueRum13 – whose lyrics provide a great mix with Luke's beats and instrumentation on the album! All those crisp, creative elements that we love from older Vibert records are still very much in the mix – but the focus here is also different, and very fresh – and an equally great way to present the lyrics of BlueRum13 too. The set features a few guest appearances – from DJ SPS, Recyte, Ray Colom, Oz, and FACTS – and the set is divided up into sections devoted to four of the five senses – See, Touch, Hear, and Taste. Tracks include "Golden", "Wait A Minute", "Something Fresh", "Turninitup", "Slide By", "Mother Cuffint Chains", "Matter", "Yesh", "Let's Go", "Machine Gums", "Omnipotent", "Happy Daze", "Flying Mortalmovas", and "Gimme A Sign". CD

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Terri Lyne CarringtonMosaic Project ... CD
Concord, 2011. Used ... $6.99
The female all star Mosiac Project led by drummer, percussionist and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington – with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spaulding, Nona Hendrix, Sheila E, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen and many more! This project is a celebration of the best female instrumentalists and voices in the jazz world and beyond – spanning genres and generations. Includes instrumental and vocal tracks, with some abstract improvisation and more soul jazzy vocal numbers. Includes "Transformation", "I Got Lost In His Arms" "Michelle", "Echo", "Simply Beautiful", "Soul Talk", "Insomniac", "Mosaic Triad", "Sisters on The Rise (A Transformation)" and more. CD

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Dennis CoffeyLive At Bakers ... CD
Omnivore, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A Detroit guitar legend – captured in the most famous contemporary club in his hometown! The set's got Dennis Coffey still sounding great at the head of a small combo – playing in a mode that's a lot more jazz than his 70s funk classics, but still really great – with a more complex, chromatic sound than in the old days – given support from keyboards, bass, and drums! The keys are great – often warm, with a Fender Rhodes-like vibe – and Coffey's guitar matches them nicely, but with a slightly sharper edge – on titles that include Long takes on "Little Sunflower", "The Sermon", "Chicago Song", "All Blues", "Way Back Home", "Dink's Blues", and a remake of Coffey's classic "Scorpio". CD

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GladiatorsFull Time ... CD
Nighthawk/Omnivore, 1980. Used ... $6.99
Overlooked indie work by The Gladiators – the legendary Jamaican group who rose to huge prominence in the 70s, but who were back working on smaller labels by the time of this release! The set still has the trio at the top of their game – working in a laidback roots reggae mode that uses their harmony vocals to deliver a strong message in the music – at a level that's maybe even more pure than if they were working on a more commercial label. The set was recorded at the Harry J studios, with a down to earth vibe – and titles include "Ship Without A Captain", "You Little Rat", "Fussing & Fighting", "Rocking Vibration", and "I'm Not Crying". Also includes some version tracks – and material from their rare promo tour EP from 1983. CD

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Ernie KovacsErnie Kovacs Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Omnivore, Early 60s/1976. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
An audio document of the genius of the Ernie Kovacs TV show of the early 60s – served up with almost as much dynamic energy as the show itself! Given the lack of visuals, the focus here is mostly on dialogue-heavy routines – so there's less of the wordless musical numbers that are often pointed to in examples of the show. But that approach makes the record a great one from a comedic perspective – and really gets at the sly, subtle sense of humor that would have made Kovacs a key talent in films and broadcasting for years to come – had his life not ended at a tragically young age. Includes some great Percy Dovetonsils segments, plus "Albert Gridley", "World's Strongest Man", "Tom Swift", "J Walter Puppybreath", "Strangely Believe It", "Pierre Ragout", and "Question Man". CD also features bonus material – "Hot Nudniks", "The Inch Worm", "It's Been Real", "Your Own Crime Syndicate", "Choco-Spin Factory", and "Little Kapusta Cyclotron Kit". CD

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Azar LawrenceBridge Into The New Age (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A wicked set from reedman Azar Lawrence – one of the few albums issued under his own name, and a great example of the waves he was making on the 70s west coast scene! There's a depth here that goes beyond most of the other Fantasy Records sessions of the time – a sound that would be right at home on Strata East, or in some of the more righteous Cobblestone sessions – no surprise, given that the ensemble here is filled with key spiritual jazz players, including Woody Shaw on trumpet, Hadley Caliman on flute, Joe Bonner on piano, Billy Hart on drums, Mtume on congas, and even Jean Carn on a bit of guest vocals! Most tracks are longish, and a perfect setting for Azar's exploratory reed work on soprano sax and tenor – and titles include "Warriors Of Peace", "Forces Of Nature", and "The Beautiful & Omnipresent Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buck OwensComplete Capitol Singles 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 26.98
The final chapter of Buck Owens' singles run at Capitol Records – and a set that's maybe the most interesting of the bunch! After bursting out as an instant success back in the 60s, Buck was struggling a bit on the charts during the following decade – despite, or maybe because of, some huge success on the TV screen. Yet that shift also prompted Owens to really open up his bag, recording some material that was a great change from the straight, tight songs that graced so many of his earlier Capitol singles – a move that includes a fair bit of bluer-tinged material that not only show a whole new side of Buck's personality, but also reflect some of the issues he was struggling with at the time. These are also mixed with a few surprisingly strong novelty singles, and other material that continues to open the bag in a really great way. The 2CD set features 42 tracks in all – including some great lost singles that aren't nearly as well-known as other material – with titles that include "On The Cover Of The Music City News", "Arms Full Of Empty", "The Good Old Days", "Made In Japan", "Full Time Daddy", "You Ain't Gonna Have Ol Buck To Kick Around No More", "Get Out Of Town Before Sundown", "Weekend Daddy", "41st Street Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Great Expectations", "Stony Mountain West Virginia", "Ain't It Amazing Grace", and "I Love You So Much It Hurts". CD

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Art PepperPromise Kept – The Complete Artist House Recordings (So In Love/Artworks/New York Album/Stardust/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Artists House/Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $49.99 55.98
Five tremendous albums from saxophone genius Art Pepper – presented here with a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is So In Love – beautiful late work from Art Pepper – one of his albums recorded for the well-done Artist House label, and a set that's maybe got a different vibe than some of his Galaxy recordings of the time! There's a rock-solid sense of soul to the record – one that comes from the work of two different rhythm trios – one that features George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm trio who keep things swinging, but never in a way that's too straight – pushing Art a bit around the edges, but letting him come right down the middle with some fantastic solos on alto – the other with Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Tunes are a bit shorter than on some other albums of the period, but in a great way that really lets you focus in on Pepper's amazing sound –and titles include "Diane", "Stardust", "Blues For Blanche", and "Straight No Chaser". Artworks is a nicely focused set from the great Art Pepper – a record that features a number of familiar bop and jazz themes, but set to a more open, relaxed, and very soulful style that wonderfully reflects all the greatness of Pepper in his final years! The group on the record is nicely understated, but still very hip – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and Art gets plenty of space to step out front and really blow these amazing solos, including one number that features just bass and drums, while Pepper blows a bit of clarinet – which we always love. All other titles feature alto sax – and titles include "Donna Lee", "Anthropology", "You Go To My Head", "Body & Soul", and "Desafinado". Next is a New York Album, but one that was oddly recorded in Burbank – and which has Art Pepper sounding very much at the top of his game! The format here is a bit like the other Artist House Pepper sessions, and those he did for the Japanese Atlas label – tight, focused, often tunes that are older jazz or bop standards – but swing with a great rhythm section, and topped with completely sublime alto solos from the leader! The quartet features Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – but one number is a duo between Carter and Pepper, and another features just piano and alto. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Lover Man", "Duo Blues", "My Friend John", and "Straight No Chaser". Stardust is a great little record from Art Pepper – four long tracks that really have him stretching out on alto – but in a way that's maybe a bit different than some of his more burning albums on the Galaxy label at the time! The group here follows from some of the previous Artist House recordings – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm combo that's mighty nice – and which benefits from some great straight basswork from Haden, and Higgins' always compelling sense of rhythm! Titles include "My Friend John", "Stardust", and "Tin Tin Deo" – plus a reading of "In A Mellotone" that has Art on clarinet. CD5 features a full disc of Sessions material, titled as such – alternates, and unusual versions from the recording dates – and all other of the four CDs feature bonus material as well – different takes and alternates! CD

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PosiesDear 23 (2LP 45 RPM Remaster) ... LP
DGC/Omnivore, 1990. Sealed 2LP ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and a small tear in front.)

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✨✧ Jill ScottReal Thing – Words & Sounds Vol 3 ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used ... $3.99
Mindblowing work from Jill Scott – possibly the best thing we've heard from her since her classic debut – and a record that reminds us that she's still one of the greatest soul singers around! Jill's a bit more grown up here than before – shaking off some of the more passive themes of other tunes for a fuller, prouder approach that's followed through beautifully with tremendous vocals, and a production style that makes each tune explode with a range of new sonic delights! There's a sense of flow here that's simply amazing – a way of putting an album together, and putting a tune over that few other artists could ever touch – that special magic that first grabbed us in Jill's music years back, and which seems to have returned beautifully here. Instrumentation includes some especially great drums, which only add to the crisp, fresh feel of the record – and titles include "The Real Thing", "Hate On Me", "Come See Me", "Crown Royal", "Epiphany", "My Love", "Insomnia", "How It Makes You Feel", "Only You", "Celibacy Blues", and "All I". CD
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Jill ScottReal Thing – Words & Sounds Vol 3 (CD & DVD deluxe edition) ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used CD & DVD ... $8.99
Mindblowing work from Jill Scott – possibly the best thing we've heard from her since her classic debut – and a record that reminds us that she's still one of the greatest soul singers around! Jill's a bit more grown up here than before – shaking off some of the more passive themes of other tunes for a fuller, prouder approach that's followed through beautifully with tremendous vocals, and a production style that makes each tune explode with a range of new sonic delights! There's a sense of flow here that's simply amazing – a way of putting an album together, and putting a tune over that few other artists could ever touch – that special magic that first grabbed us in Jill's music years back, and which seems to have returned beautifully here. Instrumentation includes some especially great drums, which only add to the crisp, fresh feel of the record – and titles include "The Real Thing", "Hate On Me", "Come See Me", "Crown Royal", "Epiphany", "My Love", "Insomnia", "How It Makes You Feel", "Only You", "Celibacy Blues", and "All I". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Imagination/Crown Royal Suite" and "Rightness" – and DVD features videos from "A Long Walk", "Golden", "Cross on My Mind", "My Love", and "Hate On Me" – plus "The Reel From The Real Jill Scott", an interview featurette! CD
(Out of print.)

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Uncle Walt's BandUncle Walt's Band (with download) ... LP
Lespedeza/Omnivore, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
The beautiful debut of Uncle Walt's Band – a 70s group who never moved past underground status, but who had an undeniable impact at the time – so much so that this self-produced record was issued in a number of different formats over the years! The group's maybe best known for their ties to the Austin 70s scene, but this set's recorded back home in North Carolina – and has a sound that's really unique, and really out of time – not country, not folk, and not really even singer/songwriter material – despite the fact that the trio brings some great songs of their own to the mix. Instrumentation is a spare mix of guitar, fiddle, bass, and mandolin – often with vocals harmonized in ways that lie between early country and later jazz phrasing – the latter of which is underscored by the guitar work, which often has a touch of gypsy swing. The closest we can compare these guys might be to Dan Hicks on his first few records – but the sound is more stripped down, personal, and meaningful overall. Titles include "Four Til Late", "Little Sadie", "Ruby", "Dish Wiped Clean", "Seat Of Logic", "In The Night", and "Don't You Think I Feel It Too". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a download with 11 bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ VirtuosoWorld War One – Voice Of Reason ... CD
Omnipotent, 2001. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
A very cool Polish singer from the 70s – but one who works in styles we'd be much more likely to associate with male vocalists from America in the previous decade! Part of the style might have to do with the backings – which are superbly handled by jazzman Jerzy Milian, who directs the PRiTV orchestra with all these unusual tonal colors and shadings – almost with the sorts of sophistication that someone like Jack Jones or Vic Damone might have been using at the end of the 60s, yet still graced with plenty of Jerzy's own cool touches too – including some of his work on vibes! Titles include "Basia Basia Basia", "Ballad O Jasiu I Malgosi", "Ctery Sciany", "A Gdyby Tak Robinsonem", "Kiedy O Mnie Zapomnisz", and "Dziekczynienie". CD

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VariousDelta Groove All Star Revue Vol 1 – Live At Ground Zero ... CD
Delta Groove, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Music from Los Fabulocos, the Insomniacs, the Mannish Boys, Philip Walker, Junior Watson, Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band, Mike Zito & Jason Ricci & New Blood. CD

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✨✧ Big StarJesus Christ EP (translucent blue colored 10 inch EP) ... LP
Omnivore, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful little EP built around the brilliant Christmas-themed, soulful rock anthem written by Alex Chilton! It kicks off with the classic original album version of "Jesus Christ" – with a weird, brief keyboard intro that quickly splinters off to make room for seemingly earnest, surprisingly beautiful tune – followed by a demo version only ever available on the Keep An Eye On The Sky box set, 2 never before released instrumental tunes – one acoustic, one electric – plus "Big Black Car (Demo #3)", "Another Time, Another Place & You" and "Thank You Friends (TV Mix)" – all previously unreleased. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bluke (Luke Vibert & BlueRum13)Sense The Urgency ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual set of work from the ever-changing Luke Vibert – a collaboration with MC BlueRum13 – whose lyrics provide a great mix with Luke's beats and instrumentation on the album! All those crisp, creative elements that we love from older Vibert records are still very much in the mix – but the focus here is also different, and very fresh – and an equally great way to present the lyrics of BlueRum13 too. The set features a few guest appearances – from DJ SPS, Recyte, Ray Colom, Oz, and FACTS – and the set is divided up into sections devoted to four of the five senses – See, Touch, Hear, and Taste. Tracks include "Golden", "Wait A Minute", "Something Fresh", "Turninitup", "Slide By", "Mother Cuffint Chains", "Matter", "Yesh", "Let's Go", "Machine Gums", "Omnipotent", "Happy Daze", "Flying Mortalmovas", and "Gimme A Sign". CD
Also available Sense The Urgency ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Rudi EschElectri City – The Dusseldorf School Of Electronic Music ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully-done book on the scene in one of Germany's hippest cities in the 70s – the Dusseldorf world of electronic music – home to Kraftwerk, Neu, DAF, and many others! The book was put together by Ridu Esch, bass player in Die Krupps – themselves a pretty cool group – and it's got an unusual format that folds together material from over 50 different interviews, so that the different voices are almost coming forth in conversation – as Esch presents a year-by-year portrait of the changes and growth in Dusseldorf, starting in 1970, and running all the way up to 1986. The book features lots of side-steps along the way – including a look ag interactions with American and British musicians, and the way that German electronics of the 70s influenced British pop in the decade to come – all with lots of images and a very playful presentation of text. The whole thing is 413 pages, softcover, and filled with black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Mustard PlugBig Daddy Multitude ... Cassette
Jump Up, 1993. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mustard Plug pays homage to classic ska in the early 90s ska punk era, skewering the cliches of the day while still feeling akin to the punk dive circuit of the time. A lot of fun and pretty endearing in retrospect. Tracks include "Skank By Numbers", "Too Stoopid", "Schoolboy", "Ball Park Skank", "Murder In Tulip City", "I Made Love To A Martian", "Insomnia", "Grow Up" and more. Cassette
(2019 Cassette Store Day Release.)

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✨✧ Kris NeedsSuicide – Dream Baby Dream – A New York Story (hardcover) ... Book
Omnibus, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastically detailed story of the life and music of Suicide – a duo who gave the world just a small amount of music, but changed it forever with their work! Both Martin Rev and Alan Vega worked heavily with the author on the volume – which paints a very rich picture of the world from which they sprang, and the many years in the New York underground that led to the striking sounds of the first classic Suicide album. There's a huge amount of things in here we never knew before – Rev studied with Tony Williams and Lenny Tristano, for example – and the book is as much a story of the vibrancy of downtown New York in the 70s, as it is the story of Suicide and their music. 327 pages, hardcover, with some images. Book

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✨✧ Paul LesterGang Of Four – Damaged Gods ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever book on Gang Of Four – one of our favorite groups of all time – served up by the writer who also gave us an important book on The Wire! Paul Lester's writing style is maybe a bit loose here – different than a completely in-depth look at the group and its influence – more journalistic, as he weaves together narratives from interviews with various band members and associates, while quickly spinning the story of the group's fantastic rise in the late 70s, their mid-80s breakup, and return to music in the 90s. Think of the approach as maybe a special Mojo issue devoted to Gang Of Four, with all the details and interest that would imply – and the book is 204 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Buck OwensCountry Singer's Prayer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost Buck Owens album from the 70s – a set that was supposed to be his final record for Capitol, but which was never issued at the time – and sat undiscovered for years in the archives! Turns out, the record's a real gem through and through – nicely understated, surprisingly heartfelt, and hardly the kind of easy throw-off sort of album that Buck could have done at the time – especially since he was making most of his time on TV. Instead, the whole thing's filled with great songs – penned with Robert John Jones and Dennis Knutson – some great fresh material that really captures the darker mood that Buck was feeling at the time, as the Buckaroos had lost their longstanding leader, the great Don Rich. The instrumentation's a bit understated too, but in a great way – never too polished or commercial, although these aren't demos either – just this really great way of putting across the deeper side of Buck's feelings. Titles include "He Ain't Been Out Bowling With The Boys", "John Law", "Love Don't Make The Bars", "California Okie", "Drifting Away", "Country Singer's Prayer", "A Different Kind Of Sad", and "How's Everything". CD also features two b-sides from singles – "Meanwhile Back At The Ranch" and "Run Him To The Round House Nellie". CD

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✨✧ Mister RogersIt's Such A Good Feeling – The Best Of Mister Rogers ... CD
Omnivore, Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A full set of vocal performances by the legendary Fred Rogers – mostly tracks from later years, and all done with superb accompaniment from Johnny Costa – who provides the spare, sprightly piano lines that always make the Mister Rogers lyrics sparkle so much! You'll recognize most of these tunes from the famous show – if you were lucky enough to watch it when you were a kid – and the CD is a nicely overwhelming package of the sorts of upbeat, positive tunes that Rogers always gave us on the airwaves – every bit as understated here as on the screen, in a set that also features a few unreleased tracks too. 23 tracks in all – including "Pretending", "Tomorrow", "You Can Never Go Down The Drain", "Today Is A Very Special Day", "Be Brave Be Strong", "You're Growing", "I'm Taking Care Of You", "Once Upon Each Lovely Day", "It's You I Like", and "The Clown In Me". CD

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✨✧ Johnny ShinesBlues Came Falling Down – Live 1973 ... CD
Nighthawk/Omnivore, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A never-issued live performance from the great Johnny Shines – best known for his work on the Chicago scene in the 50s, but heard here in a fantastic recording that was done in a St Louis chapel during the early 70s! The sound quality is amazing – and although most tracks just feature Shines on vocals and guitar, there's a clarity that's breathtaking – and which may well bring out subtle elements in Johnny's music that were never captured as well by some of his records on bigger labels. Three tracks features added guitar from Leroy Jodie Pierson, but most are solo – and titles include "Seems Like A Million Years", "Cold In Hand Blues", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "I'm A Steady Rollin Man", "They're Red Hot", "Ramblin", "Stay High All Day Long", and "It's Nobody's Fault But Mine". CD

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✨✧ NRBQNRBQ (1969) ... LP
Columbia/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel Bait, Palace Brothers, Slint, and many others – and the group already show a unique placement at the crossroads – working sometimes in rootsy modes with a bit of twang, sometimes in rawer styles with a bit of garage, and even taking stops along the way for bits of influence from Sun Ra and Carla Bley! The mix of modes here is maybe a lot more along the lines of what was happening in the Bay Area scene of the late 60s – but is even more revolutionary as a lone sound from the heartland – and titles include "Ids", "C'Mon Everybody", "Stomp", "Hymn Number 5", "Stay With Me", "Hey Baby", "You Can't Hide", and a surprising version of Sun Ra's "Rocket Number 9". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jorge SantanaLove The Way – The Solo 70s Recordings (Jorge Santana/It's All About Love) ... CD
Tomato/Omnivore, 1978/1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two albums from Jorge Santana – back to back in a single set, and long overdue! First up is the self-titled Jorge Santana album – a stone 70s classic from Carlos Santana's lesser-known brother – a set that effortlessly brings together Latin and soul, often with the same sort of vibe as the Coke Escovedo records on Mercury from the same time! Jorge plays guitar, but lead vocals are from Richard Bean (of Malo and Sapo fame) – often in a sweetly crackling style that's kind of a smoother 70s update of Latin Soul modes from a few years before. Tunes are all lively, with nice hooks – never too uptempo, and carried off with a jazzy edge on most numbers. Titles include "Sandy", "Seychells", "Nobody's Perfect", "Love The Way", "We Were There", and "Tonight You're Mine". On All About Love, Jorge Santana's working with Allen Toussaint – but in a set that's sometimes a fair bit different than some of the straighter New Orleans productions of the 70s! There's definitely a few grooves in the mix – but these are often a bit more upbeat, and almost clubby at times – a great showcase for Santana's guitar work amidst the rhythms, in ways that are almost more sharp-edged than before! A few tunes bump along with some classic Toussaint funk – but also in ways that are a bit updated too, less Crescent City gritty, and more New York smooth. Instrumentation is often spare overall – mostly a combo led by Santana's guitar – and lead vocals are handled by Jay McKinnon, with some support from the rest of the group. Titles include "Ain't No", "Feeling Good", "New York New York", "My Inspiration", and "It's All About Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousFlashback – May 2003 ... CD
EMI, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Collection from EMI featuring music fromNina Simone, Rob Zombie, Ray Barretto, Irma Thomas, Tracey Ullman, Detroit Cobras, Charley Patton, Holidays, Martha & The Vandellas, Stranglers, Kaleef and more. CD
(Promotion CDr release from EMI Publishing. Includes a radio-style, lead in track and a spoken introduction between each song.)

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✨✧ VariousJon Savage's 1968 – The Year The World Burned ... CD
Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The fourth fantastic chapter in this wonderful trip through the 60s – headed up by author Jon Savage, as a great soundtrack to his documents of the time! If you know Savage at all, you'll know to expect something different and fresh – an unusual take on the period, and one that goes way past the chart hits and overplayed oldies – to instead uncover currents of cultural activity at a much deeper level! And sure, there's a number of familiar songs here – but they're mixed with lesser-known gems, and presented in this great double-length package that features 48 tracks in all – all with notes from Savage himself. Titles include "Talkin About The Good Times" by Pretty Things, "Eastern Organ" by Brother Dan All Stars, "Hard To Handle" by Otis Redding, "Freedom Train" by James Carr, "Say It Loud (part 1)" by James Brown, "Omnibus" by The Move, "Sunshine Help Me" by Spooky Tooth, "Everydays" by Buffalo Springfield", "How Does It Feel To Feel" by The Creation, "Dear Delilah" by Grapefruit, "Machines" by Lothar & The Hand People, "Tomorrow Street Puzzle" by Fairport Convention, "I Got A Line On You" by Spirit, "Kick Out The Jams (preview pressing)" by MC5, "World In A Jug" by Canned Heat, "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams, "Honey Chile" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Danse A La Musique" by The French Fries, "Israelites" by Desmond Dekker, and "Why Does It Feel So Right" by The Shades Of Jade. CD
 
 
 



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